Mary Ellen "Peaches" Lloyd, was born on December 3, 1921, in Sunshine, MD, to the late Hobson Lee Johnson and Victoria Swales Johnson. She was the third oldest of the six children from this union. Mary was given the nickname Peaches because she was said to be just as sweet and pretty as a peach. She spent her adolescent years on River Road, where she went to school and church. In place of attending high school, Mary joined the workforce to assist her parents financially during the closing years of the great depression. After a long and fruitful life, Mary received her call to eternal rest at the age of 99.5 on Monday, June 21, 2021 while at her residence in Brandywine, MD.
In 1938 Mary was wed to the late Gerald Hatton. During the 1st year they were married Gerald asked Mary what she would like for Christmas, to which she replied a doll baby. Soon after, her daughter Geraldine was born December 14th, being looked upon as her doll baby. Years later, on August 3, 1950, Mary was wed in holy matrimony to her late husband Lewis A. Lloyd for which they were married 46 years. To this union, Lew is brought two sons, Louis and Marvin, whom she loved as her own.
In 1948, Mary began working for the Government Service, Inc. (GSI). While working as a cook at GSI, Mary began to climb the promotional ladder and eventually rose to a managerial position. With the help of her niece Mildred E. Steward and Margaret W. Neale, Mary retired as a manager in 1981 after 33 years of service to GSI.
At the tender age of 13, Mary accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized in the creek on River Road in Bethesda, MD. During her adolescent years, she sang in the River Road Church choir. After moving to Washington, DC, Mary became a member of 1st Baptist Church in Georgetown. In 1957, she began a new chapter of her life and built a home in Brandywine, MD. Mary joined Asbury United Methodist Church by letter, where she served until her passing. She was very active in Asbury, always being involved in programs (planning and fundraising), services, and teaching the youth Sunday School. Her favorite scripture being Psalm 23, doing work in the church was her pride and joy.
Throughout her time on earth, a host of children were always in her presence. Mary had a knack for childcare. She has often stated that taking care of children was her life, there was nothing that she loved more. Her other passions were cooking, sewing, and the color green. Anyone that had the honor of personally knowing Mary can testify that when she was not sewing a quilt for her loved ones, she was preparing a hot meal for her family and guests to enjoy. She was a loving, compassionate, firm, sensitive, lighthearted, Godfearing woman. To be in her presence was a bask in a ray of sunshine.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Lewis A. Lloyd; her parents; five siblings: Mildred Lee, Louise Victoria, Hobson Isaac, George Walter , and Wesley Harrison; her daughter Geraldine H. Edmonds; her son Marvin Lloyd; her sonin-law Milton Edmonds; her grandson Louis Miguel Lloyd, III; and her great grandson Onyx.
Mary was a caring gentle soul and her presence on this earth will be missed by many. She has touched generations of lives and we cannot thank God enough for the love and wisdom He allowed her to impart in our lives.
Left to cherish her blessed memories: her son Louis T. Lloyd, Jr . (Sylvia); five grandchildren, Gerald "Buddy" Edmonds, Terrence Lloyd (Melanie), Darren Lloyd (Delores), Nicole Lloyd, and Anthony Lloyd (Charmin); six great grandchildren, Shante, Terrence Jr., Mary, London, Anthony, and Aaron; one great great-grandson London; three god-children, Milton Matthews, Jr., Denise Hicks, and Andrea Mills; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, church family, friends and neighbors.
Mary Ellen "Peaches" Lloyd Service to be Streamed
Celebration of Life Service: https://youtu.be/yYQMclFBBvE
Graveside Committal Service: https://youtu.be/haBCVNZjrCQ
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